Floating & Fluttering Birthday

Floating & Fluttering Birthday

We have another family birthday this month. This time, one of my wonderful sisters. It was soooo easy to create the floating & fluttering birthday card for her. Why? Kathy’s favorite color is purple and she loves butterflies.  My sister has a heart of gold, is the life of the party and loves to create. Here she is doing just that with one of her good friends, Darlene.

Kathy & Darlene Creating, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Did I mention she also bails me out on numerous occasions. I’m so lucky, she helps me out cutting classes, sorting all those bits and coming to my rescue during our annual community service project. I can always count on her.

Fun loving Kathy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Time to celebrate her birthday with a beautiful card.  As soon as I saw the new Floating & Fluttering set, I knew I would use it to create Kathy’s card.

Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White and Mossy Meadow made up the color palette for her floating & fluttering birthday card. Remember she LOVES purple.

Using my Stamparatus made creating this card a lot easier.  I needed lots of butterflies to make the card extra special.

Because I used a bit of  Press and Seal to position the butterflies, it was easy to create a floating effect on the card. Not sure how to do that?  Well, you know I’m not going to leave you hanging.  I’ll show you how to do that in the today’s video. But first, the inside of the card has to be as pretty as the outside.

Well, what do you think? Will Kathy love her floating & fluttering birthday card? I even dressed up the envelope extra special.

Ready to learn some tips, tricks and techniques? I’ve got a few for you in today’s card class.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Gorgeous Grape CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
  • Mat – Mossy Meadow CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Focal Mat – Highland Heather CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Butterflies – Whisper White CS – five @ 3″ x 3 1/2″
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Small Leaf Sets – Whisper White CS – 1 1/4″ x 3″
  • Technique Butterfly – Gorgeous Grape CS – 2″ x 2″
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Gold Leaf Accents – Forever Gold Specialty DSP
  • Stencil – Forever Gold Specialty DSP
  • Pastel Pearls – two in Purple Posy and one in Highland Heather
  • Ribbon – Sheer Gorgeous Grape – 6″
  • Gilded Leafing Embellishment

Items that will be available beginning January 5th.

  • Floating & Fluttering Bundle – #156239
  • Happy Thoughts Samp Set – #154507
  • Pastel Pearls – #154570
  • Gorgeous Grape Sheet Ribbon – #154572
  • Gilded Leafing Embellishment – #154560
  • Blending Brushes – #153611
  • Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine – #150673

Floating & Fluttering Birthday Card Product List

If you would like a chance to win the BIG Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, check out my post here, for all the details.  Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold

Today’s card is extra special. It’s for my Dad’s 90th birthday. He loves all the cards I create for him, but he really enjoys the fancy folds. My Dad still works on the farm, has a heart of gold, is faith filled and definitely the leader in the family. He is fun-loving, a social butterfly and cooks for the masses. He is a sweetheart, very giving and loves my Mom to the moon. They’ve been married 68 years. 

90th Birthday Celebration

When I give him his 90th birthday card, I hope to see a smile just like this one.  This photo was taken on his 80th. We definitely need to take one on January 3rd to celebrate his special day.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The four-panel fancy fold is easy but gives you lots of paper crafting real estate to add lots of sentiments and/or embellishments. I had so much to say, I needed all that room to relay all those feelings.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the World of Good Specialty DSP on page 25 of the Annual Catalog? It’s the perfect paper stack for masculine cards.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

A 90th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without lots of glitz and shine. Bringing in lots of our Brass Foil paper added that vibe to his card.  

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

By stamping the globe in versa mark I was able to emboss it. Then coloring it with a wash of Misty Moonlight it added a very realistic look to the ocean water.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Now this sentiment was just so perfect, I had to include it. You can get the set, Approaching Perfection during the Sale-a-Bration promotion beginning January 5th. You can earn it for FREE with a qualifying order.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

So what do you think? Will dad love it?  I sure do hope it makes him feel as special as he is. Be sure to leave a comment on my YouTube Video for a chance to win one of these cards.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Whisper White CS –  5 1/2″ x 11 1/2″, scored at 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 7 1/4″, turn and with the 1/4″ scoreline at the top, score at 5/8″ down to the 7 1/4″ scoreline.  Cut off the 5/8″ score. For the card base, also cut one piece at 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Mats – Misty Moonlight CS – two @ 21/2″ x 4″; two @ 3 1/4″ x 4 11/16″; one @ 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • DPS Mats – World of Good Specialty DSP – two @ 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″; two @ 3″ x 4 1/2″ and one @ 5″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Banners – World of Good Specialty DSP – one @ 1 1/4″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 5″, punched with the Banner Triple Punch.
  • Scallop Squares – Brass Foil – one @ 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 2″ x 2″ and one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ cut with the dies from the Layering Squares set.
  • Scallop Oval – Brass Foil – 2 3/4″ x 2 3/4″ cut with the die from the Layering Ovals set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″, stamp in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the dies from the Layering sets listed above.
  • Globe – Brass Foil – 2″ x 2″ cut with the die from the World Map set
  • Globe Stand – Brass Foil – 2 1/2″ x 3″, cut with the die from the World Map set
  • Beaded Strips – Brass Foil two @ 1″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Field Tiles set
  • Stamped Globe – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 3″, stamped in versa mark and embossed with black embossing powder. Heat set with the heat tool. Die cut with the die from the World Map set.

90th Birthday 4-Panel Fancy Fold Product List

Here’s wishing my Dad a very Happy 90th birthday and many more!!! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card

Do you love the vintage curvy look?  How about creating handmade flowers? What about techniques?  Are you a technique junky? If you’ve answered yes to all or any of these questions, I think you will enjoy today’s vintage quite curvy birthday card. 

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My Mom will be 87 years young next month. I’ll be giving her this card for that special day. I hope she will enjoy the soft colors, the serene feeling, all the texture and interest. But, most of all that I love her and created it for her. Stampin’ Up! will release the Quite Curvy Bundle, November 3, 2020. Because I used one of the dies, I was able to create those lovely detailed curves. Here’s a sneak peek at the bundle.

Quite Curvy, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

The bundle, #156228, includes a 12-piece photopolymer stamp set and 10-piece die set. When the bundle goes live, you can also decide if you would like the entire Quite Curvy Variety Bundle, #158396. By ordering that one, you will also receive the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP. Now that you have all the scoop on the bundles, let’s get back to today’s card.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

One of my favorite things to do is to create my own handmade flowers. Can you believe it? I’ve used the Poinsettia Dies to create both the large and all the small flowers. I’ve cut them from Whisper White card stock, but also added some inking and flower shaping to achieve the vintage look.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice the sparkly background? I really wanted to enhance the vintage curvy look by adding some lucious texture. It’s easy! Break out your Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks  and your palette knife. You’ll be “buttering up” your card stock and wondering why you waited so long to have this much fun.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Peeking through this vintage curvy detail, did you spy that beautiful designer series paper? Guess what? It’s on sale until October 31st. There are 14 other packages on sale as well. Check out all the details here.

Vintage Quite Curvy Birthday Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

For my vintage curvy birthday card, I wanted to be sure to leave enough room to write a message to Mom. Because I used that fabulous curvy leaf stamp, I was able to nestle my sentiment up close, enhancing them both! Sit back, relax, I hope you will take a few minutes to enjoy my video tutorial. In this free class, I’ll highlight the flower shaping, tricks on using the curvy dies and of course that glorious sparkly background.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Petal Pink CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″
  • Mats – Gray Granite CS – two @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • DSP Mat – Peony Garden DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Curved Mats – Whisper White CS – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 3/4″
  • DSP Curved Mats – Peony Garden DSP – one @ 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 3/4″
  • NOTE: To create the curves, reference the video for details and cut with the Quite Curvy die. Top curve, measure right side @ 1 1/2″  and on the left edge of the die at the bottom. Bottom curve, measure right side @ 1 1/2″ and left side a@ 1/2″
  • Flowers – Whisper White CS – 7″ x 3 1/2″ for the large flower, cut one large, 2 medium and 2 small images with the dies from the Poinsettia die set. Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 2 1/2″, cut 10 small flowr images with the dies from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Leaves – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 3/4″ x 4″, cut 3 large and 3 small leaf images with the dies from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Sprigs – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ x 5″, cut two images with the die from the Poinsettia die set.
  • Swirls – Gray Granite CS – two @ 1 1/2″ x 4″, cut with the dies from the Christmas Cardinal die set.
  • Bird – Whisper White CS – 2″ x 2″, stamped in Gray Granite, colored with the Dark Petal Pink and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends. Die cut with the die from the Quite Curvy die set.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″
  • Pearls – 5 large, 24 small
  • Beaded Pearls – 1
  • Elegant Faceted Gems – 3 petal pink
  • Metallic Mesh Ribbon – 5″

Vintage Curvy Birthday Card Product List

Did you enjoy today’s card? I know I really had fun creating it. I’ll be breaking out my embossing paste more often for sure!! Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Fun Zoo Globe Shaker Card

Welcome everyone! Are you ready to smile? Today’s card is an interactive shaker, featuring the Zoo Globe set from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. Check it out on page 54. The super cute characters make the best cards for those young at heart.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

A giraffee, kangaroo, elephant, koala and sweet little birds round out the menagerie of characters. They are all just too stinkin’ cute for words. Because I used our fabulous watercolor pencils, they were all quick and easy to color.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Also, the Zoo Globe set has a mix of fonts for lots of occasions. It’s a 17-piece photopolymer set making it easy to line up the images. Be sure to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat to get a fabulous crisp image.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Seems like Stampin’ Up! had a great plan for this set. Why? The dies in the Snow Globe Scenes set coordinate. That makes it super easy to cut the globe opening and base. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Because I used the Forever Greenery DSP for my background it looks like a little jungle theme. Then I finished off the shaker with the Flowers for Every Season Gems. A little of those go a long way. 

Zoo Globe Shaker Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin'' Up!

Can’t get too much cuter than that, right? I’ld love to share with you how quick and easy this shaker comes together.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base  – Just Jade CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • DSP Mat – Forever Greenery DSP – 3 3/4″ x 5″, cut the globe shape 1 1/2″ from the bottom of the DSP with the die from the Snow Globe Scenes set.
  • Globe Trim – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, nest the circle and scallop circle from the Layering Circles set and die cut the ring.
  • Globe Base – Shimmery White CS – 3″ x 2″. Stamp the image in Pretty Peacock, cut with the die from Snow Globe Scenes set. Color the scallop trim with a blender pen and ink from the Pretty Peacock ink pad.
  • Tree & Giraffe – Whisper White CS – Whisper White CS – 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp and color as follows.
    • Giraffe – Stamp in Early Espesso. Color with watercolor pencils; giraffe with Daffodil Delight, spots with Crushed Curry.
    • Tree – Stamp in Pretty Peacock. Color with watercolor pencils; trunk with Early Espresso, tree with Old Olive and Garden Green, blend with a blender pen.
  • Inside Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the balloons, sentiment and grass in Pretty Peacock. Stamp the giraffe in Early Espresso. With watercolor pencils color the balloons in Daffodil Delight and the giraffe as outlined above. Using a blender pen pull color over the stamped grass.
  • Stems – Just Jade CS and Pretty Peacock cS – one each @ 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″, cut two sprigs in each color with the die from the Forever Flourishing set. Apply wink of Stella to all sprigs.

Zoo Globe Shaker Card Product List

Paper Snips

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Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

 

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Best Year Quick & Easy Birthday

Need a quick and easy birthday card? On top of that you need it a little on the masculine side? I’ve got just the card for you. In today’s card, I’ll show you how easy it is to create your own plaid backgrounds with the new Best Year Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Because the Best Plaid Builder dies are card size, you can create your own custom backgrounds for just about any card you need.  Today though, we can concentrate on a quick and easy masculine style. Lots of blues and a fabulous designer series paper make this one perfect.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

My color palette for my Best Year masculine plaid is Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Throwing in a mat of the In Good Taste designer series paper tied everying together.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Sentiments are no problem with the Best Year set. Those range from birthday, thank you, father’s day, Christmas and  just a little hello.  But, I knew I wanted to add a big bold sentiment on the inside. Ridiculously Awsome to the rescue.

Best Year Birthday, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Let’s take a look at how easy this bundle is to use and create those plaid backgrounds.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Thick Whisper White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″. Inside senitment is stamped in Misty Moonlight.
  • Designer Series Paper Mat – In Good Taste DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Plaid Die-cut #1 – Seaside Spray CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Plaid Die-cut #2 – Misty Moonlight CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the Best Plaid Builder die.
  • Sentiment Label – Night of Navy CS – 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Senitment – Whisper White CS – 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, stamp the sentiment in Misty Moonlight, die cut with the die from the Tasteful Labels die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White, stamp the hip, hip, hooray and the heart in Misyt Moonlight.
  • In Color Enamel Dots – Misty Moonlight – 3
  • Twine – Flowers for Every Season

Best Year Quick & Easy Masculine Birthday Card Product List 

Paper Snips

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Thanks for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card

Welcome back!! Sorry, I’ve been a little absent, but you know, life happens. I think my Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card will make up for my little absence.  

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

OK, do you forgive me? I hope so, because I can’t wait to share the details of this card with you. I’ve even adapted a Happy Birthday version for my daughter.  The Prized Peony Bundle includes a new type of die. I think it’s pretty revolutionary.  

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

I know, I know, you’re saying that looks too difficult. Well, the best part is that it is super easy. And if you know me by now, you know I’m going to show you how to create with it, right?  My color palette was dictated by the gorgeous Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. It’s an elegant color palette of Petal Pink, Gray Granite, and Whisper White.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Because the flower is made up of four individual die cuts, you are able to add lots of detail and dimension to your projects.  I’ve inked the elements of the flower, in Petal Pink ink.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Nothing says vintage more than a pretty rolled rose. In today’s card, I’ll teach you how to turn a 1 1/2′ circle into a sweet little vintage rose.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Are you wondering what the lacy backdrop for the Prized Peony could be? Look at those dies in different ways. The Detailed Bands die turned into the lacy doily I needed. Next, let’s take at peak at the inside of the card.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

Including a small bouquet of small peonies around the sentiment was the perfect addition to this card. I’ve stamped them in Petal Pink to set off the sentiment in Gray Granite. A special card needs a special envelope.

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Susan Levasseur, Stampin' Up!

My tried and true envelope punch board came in handy. We don’t sell that tool any longer, but lots of you have it. And if you don’t, I’ll bet you can google that baby. Want to see this card come to life? I thought you would. Here’s my FREE video tutorial.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – 12″ x 12″ Whisper White CS – cut to 6″ x 12″ and scored @ 6″.
  • Mats – Gray Granite CS – two @ 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
  • DSP Mats – Peony Garden DSP – one pattern @ 4 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and the prominent pattern @ 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Inside Stamped Mat – Whisper White CS – 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Large Flower Accent – Whisper White CS – 3″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the die from Detailed Bands
  • Prized Peony – Whisper Whtie CS – 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″, cut the four dies for the peony with the Peony Dies.
  • Peony Leaves & Stamen – Soft Sea Foam CS – 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the Peony Dies.
  • Sprigs – Gray Granite CS – 2″ x 5″, cut with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Butterflies & Swirl – Gray Granite CS – 1″ x 5 1/2″, cut with the dies from the Butterfly Beauty die set.
  • Rolled Rose – Petal Pink CS – 1 1/2″ circle punch
  • Fold Accent Trim – Whisper White CS – 2 1/4″ x 5 1/4″, cut with the die from the Ornate Layers die set.
  • Sentiments – Whisper White CS – two @ 1 3/4″ x 3″, cut with the die from Hippo & Friends die set.
  • Envelope – Whisper White CS – 10″ x 10″
  • Basic Pearls – one, large
  • Ribbon – Whisper White Crinkled Seam Bind – approximately 30″

Prized Peony Vintage Luxury Card Product List

Paper Snips

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WOW, I sure hope you enjoyed this one. I loved playing with the bundle. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations